22 October 2023 – In today’s message, Pastor Kevin addresses the now two-week-old war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, stressing the critical importance of having a biblical view of this conflict. He takes us on a tour of Jewish history from the time of the Exodus to the present day, using biblical, secular, and contemporary sources to demonstrate that, while Jews, Arabs, and other people groups have always lived in this tiny corner of the world, there has only been one sovereign nation ruling over the land with its capital in Jerusalem, and that is Israel. Pastor Kevin also addresses the false narrative that the Jews, after the formation of the modern state of Israel in May 1948, “kicked out” the Arabs who were living in the Jewish State portion of the United Nations partition of “Palestine.”
Pastor Kevin explains that the existing hatred of the Arab / Muslim peoples towards the Jews is inspired by Satan, just as he has inspired others throughout history to try to exterminate God’s chosen people, the Jews. Even though the a majority of the modern state of Israel is living in rejection of God and His laws, God will preserve the Jews for His Name’s sake (Ezekiel 36:22-24). We eagerly await the day when the Jews, as well as many Arabs / Muslims, will turn to Jesus in repentance and faith (Ezekiel 36:25-38) and, until then, must share the gospel of Jesus Christ and truth about Israel with all who will listen. Being on the right side of history means being on God’s side!